Center for Professional Development

RN Skills Refresher Course

81 contact hours

Course ID:NSRC

Online (asynchronous)
  May 1 – 24, 2019
In person
   May 30 – June 16, 2019

Prior to the first in-person lecture, online assignments will be available for completion

The deadline to apply is 5/1/19.

In-class dates: 5/30, 5/31, 6/3, 6/4
Clinical dates: 6/9, 6/10, 6/15, 6/16

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Registration & Fees

Note, the May 2019 Ssection is no longer accepting applications, but you may apply for our December 2019 Session

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This course is designed to provide inactive nurses with an update of both the theoretical content and clinical practice needed to return to employment in nursing. Content will include the nursing process, nursing assessment, legal-ethical issues, common IV and drug therapy and medical- surgical conditions encountered in contemporary practice. Participants can expect to received up-to-date information on health problems, new technology and the current role expectations of the registered professional nurse. Experienced faculty in a supportive environment will assist the nurse who wishes to return to bedside nursing. Clinical experiences will help the nurse gain confidence and skill in order to be able to function with adult medical/surgical clients.

A Rutgers, School of Nursing certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

Who Should Attend: Inactive registered nurses who are considering returning to full or part-time employment or those who have let their licenses lapse.


  1. Current, valid New Jersey registered nurse license or a letter of permission to practice under supervision from the New Jersey Board of Nursing
  2. Individual liability insurance
  3. Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification
  4. Background check
  5. Drug screen
  6. Physical examination
  7. Copy of Health Insurance Card
  8. Required immunizations

    *Note: Nurses from other States are required to have a valid New Jersey license in order to participate in clinical practice. You must allow at least 8 weeks for the application process through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. For those who have had their license lapse, permission may be granted by the New Jersey Board of Nursing for participants to do clinical practice under supervision.

Class Information

Lecture and discussion will take place in a Rutgers classroom and clinical experiences will take place at an appropriate institution.

Content will afford the RN up-to-date information on health problems, new technology and the current role expectations of the registered professional nurse.

Clinical Information

  1. Clinical experience on an inpatient hospital unit as arranged includes responsibility for direct patient care and administration of medications.
  2. Transition from classroom to patient care is facilitated by faculty supervision of no more than 10 students in a group.
  3. All students must attend clinical sessions in an appropriate uniform.
  4. Identification badges provided must be worn at all times.


All faculty have a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and are clinically active in their field.


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In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


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